Brian

October 18, 1974 ~ December 13, 2021

Born in: Torrance, California
Resided in: Corona, California

Brian Steven Andrus entered into eternal glory with Christ on December 13, 2021.  Born October 18, 1974 to Steve and Margie, Brian spent his childhood in Gardena. He played baseball for Freeway Little League and enjoyed skateboarding with friends. He graduated from Torrance High in 1992 where he played football.

Brian loved his country and was as patriotic as they come. After high school, he pursued his dream of becoming a US Marine. He spent a year in Okinawa and learned to weld in the Marine Corps, a hobby he kept to this day. In 1997, Brian joined the US Army to become an M1 Abrams tank gunner.  The Army brought Brian to Colorado Springs where he purchased his first home. In 2003 Brian joined the Monterey Park Police Department. He was an admired and well-regarded police officer. Brian was promoted to detective in 2020 and welcomed the challenges of his new role.

In 2012 Brian moved from the South Bay to Corona where he hosted barbeques and pool parties for family and friends. Brian loved camping, going to the lake and river with his jet boat, riding his Harley, and being a cop.  Brian was Los Angeles chapter President of his motorcycle club, The Hallowed Few.  He enjoyed riding his Harley all over the Southwestern United States with his club.

Brian was a dog lover, particularly for his boxer, Bella.  Brian was a member of Bayview Baptist Church in San Pedro.  If the Green Bay Packers were on TV, you can bet Brian had his green and yellow gear on.

Brian is survived by his mother Margie (Mike) Evangelista, father Steve (Amelia) Andrus, sister Sharyn (Albert) Martinez, and grandparents Lee and Veda Andrus. He was the best uncle to Samuel and Nicholas.  He leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  He will be truly missed.

Services

Service: January 8, 2022 10:00 am

Calvary Chapel South Bay
19300 S. Vermont Ave.
Gardena, CA 90248

310-352-3333

Reception / Repast: January 8, 2022 12:00 pm - January 8, 2022 3:30 pm

Calvary Chapel South Bay
19300 S. Vermont Ave.
Gardena, CA 90248

310-352-3333

Graveside Service: January 10, 2022 10:45 am

Riverside National Cemetery
22495 Van Buren
Riverside, CA 92508

909-653-8417

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  1. candle 1The time we spent together was brief, but we had an amazing connection. You will always have a special place in my heart my handsome guero. ♥

  2. candle 7Was looking forward to getting together again in Idaho and talk cop shop and marine corp shit. Will have to be on a later date. If anything good from all this, you’ve left California as you wished. RIP Brother in Blue and Marine.

    Paul Hernandez

  3. candle 8My heart is still breaking but you will live on in our stories and memories forever. The only peace I have is knowing you trusted Christ as your Lord and savior and I’ll see you at the gate of heaven to spend eternity. Thank you for being someone I always admired. Love you cuz!

  4. candle 2I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that you will always be remembered as an intense and passionate man. A solid heart full of compassion and eager to make new friends. You’ll always be remembered fondly.
    I’ll miss our discussions about politics and music. One thing we debate rigorously and the other we agree on whole heartedly. I was lucky to have known you and I’ll always be grateful for your service and the time I had as what I hope you considered, your friend. Until we meet again, all my love and respect.

  5. candle 7You were always a great man. Thank you for your service and everything you’ve done for your community. You will never be forgotten ❤️

  6. candle 1Damn Brian this is devastating beyond belief. I’ll forever cherish the time we shared and conversations we had. God speed, I will miss you dearly.

  7. candle 3It’s so hard to believe. When I walk out of my house and I don’t see your truck in the driveway and remember you are not there anymore, it’s so humbling. A long life isn’t a guarantee for any of us, but yours was cut short way too soon. You will be missed by so many. Take care my neighbor and friend.

  8. candle 6You will be deeply missed. Gone too soon but always in our hearts. Thank you for your service.

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